Q: This past week was "Workshop Week", a new addition to LKT. We had workshops on everything from audio, writing, production design, and more. You taught a workshop on make-up. How did that go?
A: I had been a little nervous since I've never taught a makeup workshop before, and there hasn't been a makeup workshop in LKT for at least quite some time. I went through some pictures of my makeup and talked about different effects you can do to enhance films and photography. I also did two demonstrations of requests, sunken makeup and bruises/scrapes, which I feel went well! I received great feed back from a lot of members and callback-ees who came out, so that also plays into my feeling that the workshop went well!
Q: Why do you think that make-up is such an integral part of a production?
A: Make-up takes someone who looks everyday and transforms them into their character. Often times I have found makeup to aid even acting performances, because the actor will feel and LOOK even less like themselves. Particularly when doing a period piece, whether past or future, I think makeup can really help take the audience there as well, and make them believe what is happening.
Q: Not being an Electronic Media and Film major, what drew you to LKT when you joined our Mu Class (Fall 2013)?
A: In my earlier college years I was still more attached to my theatre and acting self, and wanted to group up with people who I could creatively collaborate with as an outlet. People seem to forget that someone's major doesn't define their whole self. We all have other interests and hobbies, so why not join a group of people I can get creative with?
Q: Why do you think it is important for more than just EMF majors to join LKT?
A: I think its important to have more than just EMF majors in LKT because it lends a different perspective. Just because people like myself haven't learned particular techniques of film, doesn't mean they can't lend a creative hand, or come up with something someone else didn't think about. LKT, while it is an amazingly talented group, is also here to teach. Why not share the knowledge of film with others who have a passion for it, even if its just a hobby for them?
Haha, I also think it keeps some people grounded, remembering that there is more to life than just films, that's why we do philanthropy, and why I think we should explore more of the total media side of our society, and not only film.